Betaseron and Extavia (interferon-beta-1b) FDA-approved

    * subcutaneous (under skin) injection every other day

    * interferon

    * for relapsing-remitting, first symptom, and progressive-relapsing MS

    * reduces relapse rate

    * side effects: flu like symptoms, injection site reactions

    * can cause depression

    * approved in 1993


 
 
 

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